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Lighting at Helms Bakery Design Center, Culver City, California via Instagram

May 8th, 2019 No comments

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Lighting at Helms Bakery Design Center, Culver City, California

Lighting at Helms Bakery Design Center, Culver City, California via Instagram

Capture this during an event at this amazing, repurposed, location in Culver City which used to be the Helms Bakery back in the day. Now it is filled with a variety of design companies showing off their latest creations. 

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In the garden… Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

April 21st, 2019 Comments off

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In the garden... Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

In the garden… Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan

A couple finds respite in the cool shade of the garden on a hot Summer day. We did the same. After walking through the garden we found a bench and just enjoyed the scenery. The mosquitos got to be a bit fierce, though. Bring bug spray if you visit in summer. 😀

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Architectural Abstract via Instagram

April 18th, 2019 Comments off

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Architectural Abstract

Architectural Abstract via Instagram

Another photo of architecture taken to its abstract limits. This isn’t someplace special or unique in regards to architecture but was found in a local shopping mall. 

For myself, I was taken by the regular divisions of space in contrast to the larger panels and the curvature of the roof and how it effects the divisions. 

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Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia via Instagram

April 18th, 2019 Comments off

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Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia

I ended up taking lots of photos of storefronts during this trip. There are so many interesting and unique displays and often the stores themselves are just as unique.

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Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

April 16th, 2019 Comments off

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Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan

Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

In this scene we get an important lesson on how sight lines can make a garden seem much larger than it is. The leading lines of the pathway, the encroaching growth of the plants and the architecture at the end make it seem like the garden goes on for an even greater distance. 
This garden is hemmed in By buildings on each side and isn’t particularly large, but new vistas were always opening up as you walked about.

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Medusa Marquetry Screen via Instagram

December 5th, 2018 Comments off

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Medusa Marquetry Screen

Medusa Marquetry Screen

Villa Reale, Monza, Italy

I love visiting historic places of all types be they natural or manmade. This is a palace of the Savion Kings of Italy. 

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Koi pond is part of food growing aquaponic system via Instagram

November 3rd, 2018 Comments off

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One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018. 10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.

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Bantam Rooster, Sherman Oaks, California via Instagram

October 31st, 2018 Comments off

Bantam Rooster, Sherman Oaks, California

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One of the local gardens on the Sherman Oaks NC garden tour 2018.
10 homeowners open their gardens and offer advice and information on water wise gardens for the San Fernando Valley.

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Rustic Abstract via Instagram

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Going all out on Sicilian styling via Instagram

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